News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

5 October 2016

WFP In Uganda Welcomes UK Contribution For Refugees & Karamoja Communities

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the United Kingdom for recent contributions amounting to more than US$21 million to support WFP’s food assistance programmes in Uganda, noting that the funds are already making a difference for people in Karamoja and for refugees.
5 October 2016

UK Contribution Helps Maintain Assistance To Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – Thanks to a £1 million (US$1.3 million) contribution from Britain's Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed, in the short term, to avoid cutting rations destined for refugees in Tanzania.

4 October 2016

WFP Mobilizes To Assist People Affected By Hurricane Matthew

PORT AU PRINCE –  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is mobilizing to respond if requested by Caribbean countries in the path of Hurricane Matthew, as it struck Haiti on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane.

4 October 2016

KOICA and WFP Partner To Promote Food Security And Reduce Poverty In Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK –The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a three-year agreement to improve food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related and economic shocks for more than 80,000 vulnerable people in four Kyrgyz provinces.

3 October 2016

WFP Executive Director Visits Drought-Hit Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has arrived in Madagascar for a three-day visit, as the country comes to grips with the devastating impact of three years of drought.

3 October 2016

EU Supports WFP Assistance To Thousands Suffering Drought & Displacement In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to 10,000 people from Ethiopia and the Somaliland region of Somalia, displaced by drought to Djibouti, in addition to nearly 14,000 people in local communties – thanks to a contribution from the European Union and other donors.

School Meals
28 September 2016

Back To School And Second Year Of WFP For Lebanese And Syrian Students

BEIRUT – As the new term begins, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is again providing healthy and nutritious school food for more than 10,000 Lebanese and Syrian students attending public schools across Lebanon.

Responding to Emergencies
28 September 2016

WFP Reaches Town In Northern Iraq After Siege, Welcomes Support From USAID

BAGHDAD – For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, 80 kilometres south of Mosul. Until this month, the town was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access since 2014. 

27 September 2016

Government Of Pakistan And WFP Launch Fifth Edition Of Pakistan Education Atlas

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched the fifth edition of the Pakistan Education Atlas.

27 September 2016

WFP Announces Appointment Of New Country Director In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the appointment of Matthew Hollingworth as its Representative and Country Director in Sudan. 


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